Sydney Port Shops Browsing

Activity Level 1

Port: Sydney, Nova Scotia

Approx. Duration: 1 hour

Adult Pricing: $0 USD

We got off the ship, walked around the shops on the pier and went back onto the ship. Relaxing day.


Island Drive & Confederation Bridge Shore Excursion

Activity Level 1

Port: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Approx. Duration: 4 hours

Adult Pricing: $75 USD

Discover the rolling hills and pastoral beauty of Prince Edward Island on a scenic drive along the beautiful southern shoreline of Canada’s smallest and greenest province. Start with the highlights of Charlottetown and then travel along the scenic Blue Heron Drive, through the heart of the south shore famous for its rolling hills, red cliffs and winding rivers.

Learn about the history of Confederation Bridge, one the world’s longest multi-span structures that links the province with mainland Canada. There will be incredible photo opportunities of the bridge, after your crossing. On the return route to your ship, enjoy the sights - acres of potato fields, lush woods and some of the most beautiful golf courses in the world.

Note: Bridge crossing subject to weather conditions. Not all areas are accessible.


Beaupre Coast, Canyon & Winery Shore Excursion

Activity Level 2

Port: Quebec City, Quebec

Approx. Duration: 4 hours

Adult Pricing: $89 USD

Experience the splendor of French Canada's Beaupre Coast as this tour takes you along the St. Lawrence Waterway to the natural wonder known as Canyon Sainte Anne. An impressive waterfall, three suspension bridges and various lookout platforms with interpretive displays provide for spectacular views.

You’ll visit a local vineyard to discover vandal-Cliche, a typical Quebecois variety of grape adapted for the climate here. Learn about their cultivation and production methods, then sample the wine. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Montmorency Falls and see the powerful forces of nature as the water rushes down to the St. Lawrence River.

 


Halifax Tour with Jimmy Heighton

Activity Level 1

Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Approx. Duration: 8 hours

Adult Pricing: $0 USD

We met Jimmy Heighton on our Australian cruise and he lives in Halifax. He offered to take us around when we reached port. When we arrived Jimmy walked over from his apartment that's just a couple of blocks away overlooking Halifax harbor and very close to the cruise terminal. We walked back to his apartment for a cup of coffee before starting out on our sightseeing trip.

We jumped into his car and the first stop was a drive by of the Citidel, built by the British to defend against the French but apparently never had to be used. We continued on and the next stop was a cemetary - the cemetary where the remains of the passengers lost in the Titanic disaster are buried. Very interesting. Then we drove to Peggy's Cove, a quaint little fishing village with a picturesque lighthouse and little shops for the tourists. On the way we stopped at a memorial for a Swiss Air flight that crashed off the coast of Peggy's Cove. We had lunch at Peggy's Cove and drove back into Halifax to see a couple of parks and some beautiful neighborhoods in the city. He dropped us off at the cruise terminal and that completed our tour. Many thanks to Jim for taking the time and showing us the sights of Halifax/Nova Scotia.